his new product is born from the cooperation between Tecma and Tony Castro Yacht Design. A design team with engineers and designers from both companies has been created with the purpose of developing an efficient, compact and versatile toilet: a “solution” for boats ranging from 30’-50’ (25m-45m) in length. The Compass is the result of this research process. After a deep analysis, of many different yachts, waterlines and interior layouts, the best shell geometry has been designed to have the highest level of versatility and to fit everywhere. This model is available as short height version for installations where mounted on top of a raised step. The special geometry of the back-side allows an easy installation against both straight and angled walls.
The performance of the macerator pump meets all quality standards, while the technology inside the toilet has been further developed to keep the sound emission to the lowest level possible, while limiting the water and electrical consumption to minimal levels. The installation, plumbing and wiring is easy and fast, with virtually no maintenance. The toilet can be operated in combination with three different control panels: Eco rocker switch and Premium Plus. Also on board of: new 2014.
|Italian Ceramic||Compass Short = 19.5 kg (40.0 lbs)||Eco / Premium Plus|
|Silent flush||Low consumption||0.5 – 2 L per flush (0.1-0.7 gal)|
Note: Dimensions in millimeters / inches
|Weight||19.5 kg (40.0 lbs)|
|Water Usage||0.5 / 2.7 L (0.1-0.7 gal)|
|Seat and cover||Thermosetting Soft Closing||N/A|
|Outlet pump||MAC 4 12/24v||MAC11 230 v|
|Inlet device||Solenoid||Inlet pump|
|Control panel||Eco rocker switch||Premium Plus|
COMPONENT 1 - Outlet Pump (waste water)
|12V dc||24V dc|
|Fuse recommended||30 A||20 A|
|Pump performance||Max vertical head 4 mt 13.1ft
Max horizontal distance 40mt 131.2ft
|Outlet Duck Bill valve (male)||1.5″/required ID 1.5″ (38.5mm)|
|Nozzle Inlet fitting (barbed)||1/4″|
COMPONENT 2 - Inlet device (clean water)
|12V dc||24V dc||110-125V ac
50 Hz or 60 Hz
|Power consumption||9.5 W||10 W||6 W||6 W|
|Working pressure reccomended||3 bar||3 bar||3 bar||3 bar|
|Solenoid inlet (threaded male)||1/2″/ required female threaded 1/2″|
|Solenoid outlet (barbed male)||1/4″|
|Toilet inlet hose fitting (barbed)||1/2″|
single system (raw water)
|12V dc||24V dc|
|Fuse||8 A||4 A|
|Pressure||45 PSI – 3 bar|
|Water flow||12L/min 3.17 gmp|
|Toilet inlet hose fitting (barbed)||1/2″|
COMPONENT 3 - Control Panel
Ultra effective rocker switch
Patented silicon pad control panel with software and tank monitoring system
Thetford Marine Brochure Addendum International 527.7 KB Thetford Marine Catalog International 6.6 MB Spares Tecma Compact Line 315.3 KB
Which spares are suggested on board?
Normally a control panel and a pump are enough. Any case, keeping a kit of rubber hoses too will make it possible to reset a completely toilet. Inlet solenoid is normally a very reliable component.
What kind of tube has to be used?
Tecma macerator pump is able to discharge through any kind of tube (armovir, PVC, safe odor….). Check the diameter. Is it possible to flush into DN32, but this reduced section requires more power. Whenever is possible, use DN40.
Is it possible to use acid or aggressive products for cleaning the toilet?
Plastic and rubber components of the toilet have been tested with several commercial cleaning agents. Normally no problem has been found. Any case, products containing vinegar, acetone, trielina and generic solvents must be avoided, because they can make the rubber fragile. Avoid the usage of products in gel or in foam, because they could close the air vent tube.
Is frequently maintenance needed?
Tecma products do not need a specific maintenance or winterization. Any case, the usage of additives could be helpful (Thetford Tank Freshener) to maintain the discharge pipeline clean. This kind of product helps in avoiding odors and in flushing. It is safe for plastics and tubes. For inlet pump and solenoids, keep the strainers clean.
Is it possible to connect more toilets to the same line?
Yes. In this case a “Y” fitting is needed, in spite of “T” ones, to drive the flow to the tank. Always add a siphon break to prevent siphoning.
Ceramic is suitable for toilet application for the surface high level of hygiene. Use only non abrasive, non-petroleum products to clean the pump. Never use household cleaners,
which can contain bleach. Bleach, strong acid or petroleum-based products can cause irreversible damage to the rubber component of the macerator pump.
Tecma is designed to process only toilet paper. Do not use other kind of tissue paper or kitchen paper towel. Thetford’s Aqua-Soft toilet paper is recommended.
Only human waste and toilet paper should be put in to the toilet. Never flush foreign materials (e.g. paper towels, pre-moistened wipes, condoms, feminine hygene products, dental floss, household garbage, etc.)
If you have bad odours, be sure the smell is really coming out from the toilet. Sometimes the hot environment and the absence of usage could cause the drying of the water in the siphons of shower and sink (smaller than the toilet one). The siphon are used as “water traps”. Once they are dry, a direct connection for the air from the sewage and the bathroom is created. Then you have the bad odor. If the odor is from the toilet it means there is direct connection with the tank. Check that the system is designed properly and that, after use, the toilet remains isolated from the tank with a water trap.
Flushing the toilet – 2 buttons control panel
Press “BEFORE USE” before using the toilet. This will fill the toilet with a small amount of water. Press “AFTER USE” after using the toilet. This will start the flushing cycle: At the end of the cycle the toilet will remain empty. The amount of clean water used for the flushing can be adjusted. Recommended water level is 1 cm above ceramic discharge hole.
Flushing the toilet – 1 button control panel
After pressing the button, the flushing cycle will start automatically. At the end of the cycle the toilet will be refilled with a small amount of water ready for next use.The amount of clean water used for the flushing can be adjusted. Recommended water level is 1 cm above ceramic discharge hole.